Editing, Uncategorized, Writing

Learning to edit

There are very few things as painful as having to cut a 6,000-word-long story down to under 3,000 words. Still, sometimes it's necessary. Editing and proofreading things has become almost as prevalent in my life as writing itself - I'm in the process of going through two novels for two different friends of mine (which I'll… Continue reading Learning to edit

Planning, Short Stories, Writing

The Feeling – and a Short Story

It's been a crazy month! But it's been a month of new experiences. In my last post, I mentioned that I was doing a lot of research about the writing world. Well, I now have something to show for myself. Red Line Magazine has graciously accepted and short listed my submission to their 'Conflict' issue, so… Continue reading The Feeling – and a Short Story

NaNoWriMo, Novel writing!, Uncategorized, Writing

Things to feel happy about when your plot is too big for your word count

Help! I'm almost at 35,000 words and my characters haven't even begun to unravel the mystery of my novel (and neither have I, for that matter. I still don't know what happens in the last third of the story, and this novel has no title and therefore no excerpt posted on my profile). This came unexpectedly, since… Continue reading Things to feel happy about when your plot is too big for your word count

Editing, NaNoWriMo, Novel writing!, Writing

Seven words I constantly misspell

At day #12 of NaNoWriMo, I'm quickly realizing the words that I seem unable to spell correctly no matter how many times I write them. It's absolutely ridiculous. I know how to write these words -at least, some part of my brain must know, because I correct myself every time- but no matter how many times I write… Continue reading Seven words I constantly misspell